Established on a cold rainy night in late 1988, UPA is a grass roots organization founded on the principle that every member is an individual businessman who knows best how to run his business. We have banded together to expand our knowledge and get good quality liability insurance from Fireman's Fund. Our little grass roots organization has grown. From our humble beginnings we have grown to over 1,900 members.
"Freedom at the Chapter Level...Simplicity at the Board Level" is our motto. Chapters are free to run their meetings in a manor that best suits their members. Chapters are required by Fireman's Fund to meet a minimum of 9 times a year. The UPA Joint Board meets quarterly and covers its own expenses.